Song of the Day: Joni Mitchell – “Big Yellow Taxi”

Happy birthday wishes go out to Joni Mitchell, who turns 73 years old today. This of course is one of Mitchell’s most popular tracks, a song that makes both a political and personal statement. It’s been covered by Bob Dylan, Counting Crows, Amy Grant, and the line “Don’t it always seem to go/That you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone” was sampled by Janet Jackson for her hit “Got ‘Til It’s Gone.” Mitchell has of course been fighting health issues, and we haven’t heard much on that front since she appeared in public in August 17 months after a brain aneurysm. David Crosby was recently quoted as saying Mitchell still faces a “hard uphill fight.”

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